The webinar took place Saturday 11 December over Zoom and YouTube.
About this event
On December 9-10, Biden hosted a ‘Summit for Democracy’, with “leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector to set forth an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal” and to “defend against authoritarianism”. The geopolitical theme of this was, of course, to close ranks in the capitalist world against China, Russia, Cuba, DPRK, Venezuela and other countries. The ideological theme was to reaffirm the superiority of capitalism and so-called liberal democracy.
Our event challenged the dominant narratives around democracy, highlighted the democratic systems prevailing in socialist societies, discussed the plutocratic nature of neoliberal capitalism, and exposed how the concept of democracy is leveraged in support of a deeply undemocratic and violent imperialism.
Cheng Enfu (Principal Professor, University of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) VIDEO
Carlos Ron (Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for North America, Venezuela) VIDEO
Isabel Monal Rodríguez (Director of the Department of Marxist Studies, Academy of Sciences of Cuba) VIDEO
Luna Oi (Vietnamese blogger and broadcaster) VIDEO
Kiyul Chung (Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University, China; Korea University, Tokyo, Japan) VIDEO
Layla Brown (Assistant Professor, Northeastern University, US) VIDEO
Elias Jabbour (Professor, Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil) VIDEO
Roland Boer (Professor, Dalian University of Technology, China) VIDEO
Danny Haiphong (Co-editor, Friends of Socialist China; Contributing editor, Black Agenda Report) VIDEO
Ju-Hyun Park (Writer and organizer, Nodutdol) VIDEO
Moderator: Radhika Desai (Professor, University of Manitoba, Canada) VIDEO
Article updated Dec. 15, 2021.